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  • teamLab Borderless

    • Address
      Bldg. C-2, 100 Huayuan Gang Lu, near Bansongyuan Lu
      花园港路100号C-2号楼, 近半淞园路
    • Phone
      6323 2225

    A futuristic wonderland of a museum, by Japanese digital art collective teamLab. Inside, it's a fantasy world spread across many rooms, with endlessly changing and interactive projections creating a disorienting trip akin to that bit in 2001: A Space Odyssey where... Read more

  • Shanghai Botanical Gardens

    • Address
      947 Longwu Lu, near Baise Lu
      龙吴路947号, 近百色路
    • Phone
      6451 3369

    The Shanghai Botanical Gardens cover over 200 acres (81 hectares) and are home to a variety of flora and fauna including a collection of spectacular orchids. Tickets are 15rmb unless you're interested in the Bonsai Garden in which case you'll have to pay extra. Read more

  • South Bund Fabric Market

    • Address
      399 Lujiabang Lu, near Nancang Jie
      陆家浜路399号, 近南仓街
    • Phone

    The famous Shanghai "Fabric Market" is home to hundereds of tailors and seamstresses, and is the city's prime destination for bespoke clothing garments. If it can be stitched and sewn, they can do it for you at the South Bund Fabric Market. Payment is mostly in... Read more

  • M50 Art District

    • Address
      50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
      莫干山路50号, 近昌化路
    • Phone
      n/a

    50 Moganshan Lu, better known as M50, is Shanghai's most famous "gallery district," home to over 50 gallery spaces in Shanghai, and offers a cross-section of emerging Shanghainese and Chinese artists, working in a wide range of styles and mediums. Great for a day's... Read more

  • Shanghai Zoo

    • Address
      2381 Hongqiao Lu, near Yingbin Yi Lu
      虹桥路2381号上海动物园, 近迎宾一路
    • Phone
      6268 7775

    Shanghai Zoo was once named Xijiao Park when it was built in 1954. It is the second largest city zoos of China, the home of over 6,000 animals, including pandas, Yangtze alligators and other rare breeds. Conditions are... let's say they're not exactly world-class. In... Read more

  • Captain Hostel (Fuzhou Lu)

    • Address
      37 Fuzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu
      福州路37号, 近四川中路
    • Phone
      6323 5053

    A Shanghai institution, the Captain Hostel offers some serious bang for your Bund. This ship-themed residence, be-speckled with buoys and portholes, is mildly gimmicky but unusually clean for a hostel. If you choose the Sailor Bunks be prepared to share (clean)... Read more

  • Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau

    • Address
      1500 Minsheng Lu, near Yingchun Lu
      民生路1500号, 近迎春路
    • Phone
      2895 1900

    The Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau handels all visa applications for Foreigners and Locals traveling abroad. Visa extensions and work visa applications are processed only here. Expect long waiting lines. Read more

  • The Westin (Bund Center)

    • Address
      Bund Center, 88 Henan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      河南中路88号, 外滩中心, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6335 1888

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  • Yu Garden

    • Address
      137 Anren Jie, near Fuyou Lu
      安仁街137号, 近福佑路
    • Phone
      6326 0830

    Tourist destination with markets selling everything from tea, antiques, Chinese seals, souvenirs and toys to everyday items and clothing. Toys, Christmas decorations and random weirdness can be found in two of the buidlings surrounding the main Yu Garden. Read more

  • Science & Technology Museum

    • Address
      2000 Century Avenue, near Jinxiu Lu
      世纪大道2000号, 近锦绣路
    • Phone
      6862 2000

    This is Shanghai's main science museum and it's a good day out, especially if you have kids. It's split into two wings, one of which is full of slightly moth-eaten stuffed animals, the other with interactive exhibits about computing, robotics, cells, space travel and... Read more

  • The PuLi

    • Address
      1 Changde Lu, near Yan'an Lu
      常德路 1号, 近延安路
    • Phone
      3203 9999

    The Puli is both a hotel and spa, which makes it ideal for those looking for a bit of pampering. Being only a few minutes walk from Jing'An Temple, it has additional appeal in being closely situated to transport links and top attractions. Read more

  • Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

    • Address
      585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Fuxing Dong Lu
      中山东二路585号, 近复兴东路
    • Phone
      3302 9999

    Hip boutique hotel from the Intercontinental Group with 184 rooms (including 23 suites), smack on the south Bund riverfront. Read more

  • Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

    • Address
      158 Yincheng Bei Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      上海海洋水族馆, 银城北路158号, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      5877 9988

    A popular attraction for visiting and local families, the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is the largest and most varied in China, and home to some 10,000 varieties of sea creatures, as well as the longest underwater tunnel in the world. Jellyfish, giant sting rays, sharks,... Read more

  • China Art Museum

    • Address
      161 Shangnan Lu, near Guozhan Lu
      上南路205号, 近国展路
    • Phone
      400 921 9021

    A vast art museum, housed in the former Chinese Expo pavilion over in Pudong. Works on display span modern and contemporary periods, and there's also a steady rotation of temporary exhibitions, including lots from abroad. Good to know: it's free to get in, but you... Read more

  • Consulate General of France

    • Address
      Tower A, 18/F, 1055 Zhongshan Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
      中山西路1055号A栋18楼, 近虹桥路
    • Phone
      6010 6300

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  • Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

    • Address
      People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      人民公园, 南京西路231号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      6327 1282

    The best part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) is the prime location smack dab in a lovely green portion of People's Square. Sunlight and panoramic views pour in through the museum's floor to ceiling glass walls. International exhibitions are the... Read more

  • Xintiandi

    • Address
      Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181弄, 近马当路
    • Phone

    Translated to "New Heaven and Earth", Xintiandi is the ritzy cultural hub in the heart of Shanghai, composed of restored traditional shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys. Xintiandi is one of Shanghai's most popular tourist destinations and home to some of... Read more

  • Shanghai Disneytown

    • Address
      Lane 255 Shendi Xi Lu, near Qimiao Lu
      申迪西路255弄迪士尼小镇, 近奇妙路
    • Phone

    Disneytown is the shopping, dining, and activities urban hub of the Shanghai Disney Resort. It offers an array of kiosks and stores to pick up souvenirs and gifts, as well as lots of dining options for the whole family (it’s got The Cheesecake Factory and, of course,... Read more

  • The Peninsula Shanghai

    • Address
      32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      中山东一路32号, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      2327 2888

    The Peninsula Shanghai represents a return to China for the Hong Kong-based five-star hotel chain. Their HK flagship is one of most legendary hotels in the world, a grand ole dame overlooking the harbor. For Shanghai, they've built a colonial-looking building from... Read more

  • Waldorf Astoria

    • Address
      Heritage Buliding, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu New Tower, 88 Sichuan Zhing Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      上海外滩华尔道夫酒店 中山东一路2号, 近广东路 四川中路88号, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6322 9988.

    Hilton International's luxury brand is located at 2 on the Bund. The hotel comprises two buildings. One, a newly built modern tower. The other, a restored heritage building, the former legendary Shanghai Club, built in 1911, and houses the luxury suites. Read more

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